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English first additional language

Thomas flies high

Educator section

Memorandum

In Grade 3 learners continue to expand their vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts such as poem, stories, riddles and doing word puzzles.

These modules consolidate and revise the vocabulary and phonics introduced in Grade 2. More opportunities are given for written work producing longer texts of more varied kinds. Learners should not be afraid to make mistakes as the building of confidence and fluency should take priority above perfect written work.

Time scheduled for the modules

All learners should work through all eight modules as the phonics and spelling requirements are spread over these modules. The educator should however allow learners to complete them at their own pace namely ± two modules per term.

New words are introduced and learnt before learners read the story of Thomas. Thomas leaves his home and friends to follow the advice of strangers. This leads to his death. The life cycle of frogs is studied in this module.

Learners are exposed to a mindmap of creatures in the forest.

Integration of themes.

  • Social Justice

Learners should heed the warnings of friends and parents and be careful of strangers.

  • A healthy environment

Keep ponds, rivers clean because of the creatures that inhabit them.

By studying the life cycle of the frog learners become aware of the wonder of nature and their responsibility towards it.

Leaner section

Content

In the forest

  • Thomas made this mind map for the fish to learn about the creatures of the forest.
  • Study it carefully and discuss it with your friends in groups.

LO 1.1.2 LO 1.3 LO 2.10 LO 3.8.4

Creatures in the forest

  • Read this page.
  • Look back for the mind map on creatures of the forest.
  • Fill in the missing words.

Reptiles, mammals and insects are three kinds of creatures in the forest. These three kinds of creatures are different. Here are some of the differences.

Reptiles

Some reptiles are: ………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………….

They have …………………………………………………………….. on their bodies.

They lay ………………………………………………………………………………..

Some reptiles, like the …………………………………………… can live in water as well as on the land.

Thomas the tortoise is a ………………………………………………………………..

  • Draw some reptiles.
LO 1.6 LO 5.2.1 LO 5.7.2 LO 5.7.3

A tortoise lays eggs

  • What is the same about all these words?
  • Say the words and listen to the sound at the end of each word.
  • Draw a circle around “nd” in every word.
LO 3.7.5
  • Complete the words. The clues will help you.

1. A tortoise lays its eggs in the …………………

……………………………………………………..nd

2. Thomas is going to another …………………

……………………………………………………..nd

3. I cut my………………………………………

……………………………………………………..nd

4. Thomas lived near a ………………………….

……………………………………………………..nd

5. His friends were …………………….. of him.

……………………………………………………..nd

6. The ………………………………. is blowing.

……………………………………………………..nd

7. Please …………………………… me a pencil.

……………………………………………………..nd

8. Can you ………………………….. this stick?

……………………………………………………..nd

9. He plays in the……………………………….

……………………………………………………..nd

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 3. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11118/1.1
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